Elizabeth's Books

MY SOUL AWAITS

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In My Soul Awaits—Book Three of the Memories of War Stories—Connie is left with her cruel husband, Clinton as the wagon train travels on to San Francisco. There Connie must figure out how to survive in a cruel city fraught with people striving to endure hardships after the 1849 Gold Rush. Connie’s husband, intent on finding gold, leaves Connie alone and to her own devices in a fish monger’s shack. His uncaring attitude causes Connie to decide she must care for herself, and she digs down and finds unplumbed and unused notions, becoming successful without his help.At the same time, hazards await Connie and her friends as they wind their way through society, an unforeseen accident happens, and devilish men make life in San Francisco difficult, but with assistance from an old friend, Connie makes her way and becomes self-sufficient, finally finding the home and love she has missed thus far.

AND FREEDOM TO THE PRISONERS

Running from the South to the North looking for their freedom, Joe and Berutha Petersen held hands as they stood with other slaves in the shadows of the peach trees near the Ohio River bridge just outside of the town of Maysville, Kentucky. The conductor walked up to his associate, already there keeping the small group quiet. As he gave them final directions for their trek the new conductor recognized Joe and Berutha, and nodded at them while he handed out a small quantity of supplies to everyone.

Berutha’s heart pounded in her chest in anticipation and trepidation about the escape.

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MEMORIES OF WAR

Two years before the Civil War, new graduate from New York’s Auburn Theological Seminary, Markus Petersen and his new bride, Meggie travel south to settle in Maysville, Kentucky where Markus will become assistant pastor at the local church. Once there, they get caught in a tumult of war between the Union and the South.

Markus’s faith in God’s commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, and his strong Christian morality lead him to side with the Abolitionist movement. Assisting his friend, John Lane, Jr., they spirit slaves to the north via the Underground Railroad.

In doing so, he risks everything, his new wife’s safety, and his own life. MEMORIES OF WAR is one family’s tale of hope and courage during a tragic time in America’s history.

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